Munster Side To Face Dragons

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Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his side for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade (3pm).

There are 13 changes to the side that secured a record 18th Champions Cup quarter-final place in last week’s 9-7 win over Exeter Chiefs.

Tyler Bleyendaal captains the team from inside centre with full-back Mike Haley and lock Jean Kleyn the only starters from the Exeter clash to keep their places.

Darren Sweetnam and Ronan O’Mahony are named on the wings with Bleyendaal and Dan Goggin forming the centre partnership.

Alby Mathewson and Bill Johnston are named in the half-backs.

Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall and Stephen Archer pack down in the front row with Kleyn and Billy Holland in the engine room.

Fineen Wycherley, Conor Oliver and Arno Botha complete the side.

Liam O’Connor is set to make his first PRO14 appearance of the season off the bench after recovering from a long-term knee injury with Academy man Gavin Coombes also among the replacements.

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin, Tyler Bleyendaal (C), Ronan O’Mahony; Bill Johnston, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Fineen Wycherley, Conor Oliver, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin, Calvin Nash, Jaco Taute.bertson McCoy, Joe Maksymiw, Paul Boyle, Angus Lloyd, Conor Fitzgerald, Stephen Fitzgerald

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